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10 Emotional Hurdles for the Newbie Writer #writers #amwriting

Take a look at these hurdles from The Blonde Writer. I have stumbled, jumped, and re-jumped most of these hurdles. They never seem to disappear entirely, but practice makes perfect. ~Elle

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As a newbie writer I am constantly trying to jump over emotional hurdles in order to progress.

I am calling them hurdles  because if you don’t jump them you will end up falling down and hurting your writer self.

They are emotional  because each one has the potential to bring on tears / sobbing / a low mood / a spot of soul searching.

  1. Showcasing your writing to strangers. This was a tough one for me. Its such a scary thing to do when you first start out. Starting a writing blog helped me jump this emotional hurdle.
  2. Getting your first piece of negative feedback. Fall at this hurdle and you may never get back up. You have to overcome this and see the feedback as a learning. Some reviewers have never been on the ‘how to give feedback constructively’  training course so you have to put your emotions…

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About Elle Knowles

Elle Knowles lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and off-at-college-most-of-the-time son. She has four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. 'Crossing the Line' is her first novel. The sequel 'What Line' is a work in progress.

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  1. Yes, hurdles indeed. I can’t help but think that writing a blog is a help. Negative feedback, though good for growth, if not done correctly I could see it being devastating.

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